The U.S. Department of Education and the office of Mayor Rahm Emanuel will hold a roundtable discussion, "Together for Tomorrow: A Discussion on Family and Community Engagement in Education," on Thursday, Aug. 15, at 1 p.m. at the Chicago Cultural Center. Brenda Girton-Mitchell, director of the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and Michael Robbins, senior advisor for Nonprofit Partnerships at the U.S. Department of Education, will lead the discussion.
Together for Tomorrow (TFT) is a national initiative to spotlight and foster partnerships among schools, families, national service programs and community-based organizations in order to propel improvement of our lowest-performing schools.
This community discussion will be an opportunity to learn about TFT, to share promising practices and partnership examples and to provide feedback to shape the Department's community and family engagement efforts. The discussion will spotlight the Chicago Summer of Learning, a citywide effort to engage young people in hands-on learning.